City Skyline SingaporeCity Skyline Singapore
 

TRAVEL TO SINGAPORE: GUIDE TO SINGAPORE TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

Link has been copied

 26 Oct 2021  

 

Frequent travellers, rejoice! Thanks to the extended Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) with select countries, there are no more travel restrictions or quarantine rules while travelling to Singapore. Created by the Singapore government, the VTL aims to encourage travel to Singapore by easing entry restrictions on vaccinated visitors from overseas.

Fully vaccinated citizens from the following countries - Brunei Darussalam, Germany, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom (UK), and United States (US) - can now fly to Singapore for business or leisure purposes. Travellers from Republic of Korea are also eligible to fly to Singapore after 14 November 2021.

To make it easier for potential travellers, we have created a Singapore travel restrictions guide with everything you need to know. This all-in-one guide features extensive information on entry requirements and quarantine regulations, safe travel tips, COVID-19 measures, as well as a curated list of must-visit attractions, vibrant areas to visit, places to dine at, and outlets with unique offerings.

(Note: Singapore is one of the most vaccinated countries in the world. As of 18 October 2021, 84% of Singaporeans have completed their full regimen/received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines and 85% have received at least one dose. Source: Ministry of Health, Singapore)

 

Singapore

 

Singapore Travel Restrictions

Travelling to Singapore from any of the aforementioned nations can be done via the newly introduced VTL. While you plan your trip to our sunny island, be sure to take note of the various entry restrictions and quarantine rules to follow for a pleasant journey. 

 

Travelling to Singapore

Before booking the VTL flight to Singapore, first ensure that you meet all the eligibility criteria below:

  • Fully vaccinated (in any VTL country/region) with doses from WHO-approved manufacturers such as Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca or others (You can refer to the full list here).
  • The final dose date should be at least two weeks/14 days prior to arrival in Singapore.
  • Have an electronic/physical proof of vaccination in English. You can find the list of authorised apps and authorities here.
  • Have only travelled to VTL countries in the last 14 consecutive days before departure for Singapore.

 

Planning your trip

 

Planning your trip

If you are a foreign traveller or visitor (e.g. short-term visitors and long-term pass holders), you must apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) 7 to 30 days prior to your fly date. A VTP is valid for 6 calendar days from the traveller’s chosen date of entry to accommodate last-minute flight changes.

Once you’ve obtained the VTP, you may apply for a Visa if required. With the necessary paperwork completed, it’s time to book your VTL flight. Do note that there are only a handful of flights authorised to carry passengers under the VTL scheme (you can refer to the full list here).

 

Planning your trip

 

Preparing for your flight

3 days prior to arriving in Singapore, you’ll have to submit the SG Arrival Card which includes a health declaration form. Before your flight, you’ll have to take a mandatory Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test within 48 hours of the scheduled flight, so it’s best to plan ahead.

Short-term visitors must be insured for COVID-19 related medical expenses for a minimum coverage of SGD $30,000. Travellers will also need to download Singapore’s TraceTogether app for contact tracing purposes. The app will require access to your phone’s Bluetooth to detect other users in your vicinity and inform you if you were previously exposed to a positive COVID-19 case. Only children aged 6 and below in this calendar year are exempted from this requirement.

Travellers aged 7 to 12 in this calendar year and those who are unable to use a mobile device (due to a certified disability or special need) are eligible to be issued physical TraceTogether tokens instead, on arrival in Singapore.

 

Changi Airport

 

Singapore Quarantine Rules

Travellers flying to Singapore via the VTL are exempted from long quarantines. The only quarantine required of VTL travellers is a 1-day self-isolation at a pre-declared accommodation, after they have taken their on-arrival PCR test at Changi Airport.

 

Arriving in Singapore

Once you’ve landed in Singapore, you’ll be directed to take a mandatory on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test at Changi Airport. After you’ve cleared immigration, you should travel to your declared accommodation by private transport and self-isolate until your COVID-19 PCR test result is confirmed to be negative (usually within 24 hours). Travellers flying via the VTL do not need to undergo a longer quarantine procedure.

With a negative test result, you may leave your accommodation and officially begin your trip in Singapore! You can head out to explore the city or attend to your work commitments. Do note that you will be required to take two more COVID-19 PCR tests during your stay here – one on Day 3, and one on Day 7 of your visit.

For more information on Vaccinated Travel Lanes, click here

 

Marina Bay

 

Experiencing Singapore

Once you are in Singapore, it’s hard to resist the charm of our delightfully vibrant, sparklingly clean, and culturally diverse country. Depending on the activities you would like to indulge in, you can choose from a wide variety of areas to explore.

 

Marina Bay

Considering its central location and proximity to some of Singapore’s most-visited attractions such as Marina Bay Sands, the Merlion, ArtScience Museum, Esplanade Theatres, Helix Bridge, and Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay is a must-visit.

If comfort and solace is what you prefer, Marina Bay Sands is the perfect place to stay at while in Singapore. Home to the world’s largest rooftop Infinity Pool, and one of Singapore’s tallest observation decks, the luxurious rooms and 5-star service will make your trip a memorable one. Start your mornings at the gym at Banyan Tree Fitness Club, and unwind after a long day in the iconic Infinity Pool while you admire the city skyline.

 

Infinity Pool

 

The Shoppes, a world-class entertainment destination, is only a short walk away from the hotel. Housing over 250 premium brands across a wide range of categories, including Michelin star restaurants, nightlife venues, and luxury brands, The Shoppes is sure to have everything you need. Catch a show at the Sands theatre, pick up souvenirs at The Shoppes, and try Singaporean cuisine at Rasapura Masters or RISE, all in the same day.

Become a Sands Rewards Lifestyle member for FREE to enjoy a slew of rewards and perks when you visit Marina Bay Sands. Earn Resort Dollars when you stay, shop, or dine, and redeem them as cash when you visit over 250 participating outlets. The membership lasts for a lifetime, so you can redeem your points during your next visit. 

 

Sultan Mosque

 

Chinatown, Kampong Glam, and Little India

These neighbourhoods are a must-visit for any foodies and culture explorers.

Each district has its own cultural vibe and distinct identity, allowing you to appreciate the cultural diversity in Singapore while learning more about Singapore’s heritage. Witness the seamless confluence of the new and the old, thanks to a wide variety of traditional shophouses, rustic eateries, and religious attractions. The countless eateries available in each neighbourhood offers a foodie’s paradise with a uniquely delicious mix of local and global cuisines.

Find out more about Singapore’s heritage with our guide to Buddhist temples, Hindu temples, and Mosques in Singapore.

 

Clarke Quay

 

Orchard Road

Orchard Road is sure to satisfy your desire for retail therapy. The 2.2-km long street is lined with luxury shopping outlets and stunning malls, offering designer items and high-end fashion to discounted finds and unique souvenirs. You can also indulge in pleasures of the gastronomical kind, thanks to a range of fine-dining options available to choose from.

 

Clarke Quay

For nightlife enthusiasts and bar-hoppers, Clarke Quay comes alive in the evening. The area offers a whole host of entertainment opportunities with innumerable bars, microbreweries, and restaurants lining the river on both sides. If you are open to exploring and don’t mind a walk, you can follow the river to Boat Quay and Roberson Quay for upscale bars and sophisticated restaurants.

 

For more information on entry requirements and things to do in Singapore during your visit, read on at Travel to Singapore: Guide to Safe Travel Lanes. Plan your visit to Marina Bay Sands with our latest offers and exciting activities here.

 

Link has been copied

REIMAGINE YOUR STAY

Hotel Offers and Deals

Plan your stay with over S$200 worth of free breakfast and lunch, high tea, and all-access visits to the museum.

  • Join Sands Rewards membership for FREE to receive your upgrade to the Prestige tier and earn complimentary $20 Reward Dollars per night.
  • Guaranteed pool access to the Infinity Pool

VIEW DETAILS

MORE STORIES

Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay

Domes, Supertrees and all the must-knows about one of the city's top attractions.

Read more
All the Impossible Foods Dishes to try
All the Impossible Foods Dishes to try

Five plant-based meat dishes that will have you believe you’re actually eating the real stuff. Impossible? Never.

Read more
Things to do around Marina Bay Sands
Things to do around Marina Bay Sands

Let's plan your trip better with these essential tips when you're visiting Marina Bay Sands. 

Read more